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Car wash will benefit fire victims

A donation-only car wash to benefit victims of the Angora fire will take place from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. July 8 at the South Tahoe Middle School bus barn on Al Tahoe Boulevard.

Community plans barbecue

A Meyers community get-together to benefit all the friends and neighbors who lost their homes in the Angora fire will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 at Meyers Downtown Café, 3200 Highway 50 in Meyers. The event will include a free barbecue and beverages as well as live music.

This is a group effort of all the Meyers Community restaurants and businesses for the community. Look for the red buckets at all Meyers businesses and give generously.

Cash may be donated and organizers will get gift cards for fire victims to use at local merchants for any items they need. Every penny collected will go back to the community. Call (530) 308-5265 or (530) 573-0228.

Bingo games this Saturday

Bingo games, open to all members of the public 18 and older, are scheduled on the first and third Friday of the month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Early Bird games begin at 5:30 p.m. and regular games at at 6 p.m.There are 17 basic games, which last until 9:30 p.m. Refreshments are available. The next games are this Saturday, July 7.

This is a fundraiser to pay for insurance, so there can be activities at the center. Volunteers are needed and appreciated. For more information call John at (530) 541-2773.

Dance band schedules shows

The award-winning Tahoe Dance Band plays for dancers at two venues at the South Shore. The 17-piece big band won the award for Best Band at the Taste of Downtown in Carson City.

The band plays from 8 to 10 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Tep’s Villa Roma banquet room, 3450 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The dances are scheduled July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. The cost is a $5 and there is a no-host bar.

The band also plays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. the last Friday of each month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. All ages are welcome. The dances are scheduled July 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28. The cost is $8 and includes refreshments.

For future band bookings and dates call Al Smith at (530) 544-0334 or Rich Davis at (775) 831-4875.

Church distributes furniture

In response to the Angora fire, many locals and others as far away as Sacramento are offering furniture for fire victims. Tahoe Christian Ministries is helping coordinate the effort and needs information from victims as to what they need and when they need it.

If you are a fire victim needing free furniture in good condition and other household items to establish your household, contact Tahoe Christian Ministries at (530) 544-2624 with your name and phone number. They will get back to you for a complete list of what you need. They will also help get it to you when you need it.

If you are a local with a pickup truck and willing to assist in delivering furniture items to a victim, you may also contact Tahoe Christian Ministries.

There is a huge need for temporary storage space for the donated furniture. If you know of a warehouse or a large unused store, for example, that could be used temporarily, contact Tahoe Christian Ministries.

Please do not try to drop off or deposit furniture or other items at local churches without their express approval.

Help round up stray pets

The Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A. are urging residents to watch for stray pets in their neighborhoods. Pets affected by the Angora fire have strayed during moves from home to evacuation locations and back. In addition, each year pets are reported missing after the July 4 fireworks.

Please help reunite Angora fire victims and their beloved pets. The Lake Tahoe Humane Society will post information on lost pets at their office, 1221 Emerald Bay Road at the “Y.” Call (530) 542-2857.

However, report all sightings and bring stray pets to El Dorado County Animal Control at 1120 Shakori Drive in Meyers. For information call (530) 577-1766.


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